Thursday, August 24, 2017

review: The Great Discord

[review MMB]
The Great Discord
The Rabbit Hole
The Sign Records
Release: 7 October 2017
The Great Discord (Sweden) is a pop djentcore band that is very keen on creating a buzz around itself with the visual presentation and the vibe of alternative/strange rock. They don't care about genres too much, and instead it's a mix of pop/djent sounds. The band claims to have some metal in it and its idea of metal music is The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon and Meshuggah. Some of the people in the band are former members of Ghost and there is a clear sense of adding emotional/pop sensibilities to the music. Yes, indeed, you've go it, you got it, and they want it: "Oh, there’s a lot of opportunities, if you know when to take them, You know there’s a lot of opportunities, if there aren’t, you can make them (Make or break them), I’ve got the brains, You’ve got the looks, Let’s make lots of money."
OFFICIAL: On October 7th 2017, progressive death pop band THE GREAT DISCORD will release their sophomore album, The Rabbit Hole. The band features notable musicians who have worked with or are working with bands like GHOST, MCC (Magna Carta Cartel), TID, PG. LOST, DEAD SOUL, VANHELGD and many others. Returning from tours with GHOST, KVELERTAK, KATATONIA and GHOST BATH, they have wowed reviewers and concertgoers across Europe with their theatrically enticing and energetic performances.
Completely self produced and mixed/mastered by Aksel Holmgren (Drums), the band shows they are a force to be reckoned in the continued development of hard rock and metal.
The album showcases an immense maturity from their debut album Duende (Metal Blade Records, 2015), making the band more accessible yet still retaining their unique sound, completed with the impeccable vocal performance of front person Fia Kempe.
Thematically the album represents an alternate twist on the famous story of Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole by Lewis Carrol. It also introduces Fia’s new on-stage persona, named IRE. A sinister and dangerous being that acts as a guide throughout the songs.
The album also contains a guest solo from MARK HOLCOMB of PERIPHERY on the track OMEN.

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